Arts In April Artist Spotlight: Javier Bedolla Pantoja
Artist: Javier Bedolla Pantoja, BIM Specialist
Media/Work: Graphite, Charcoal, Oil Painting
Time working in this media: 12 years.
What inspires you? I enjoy drawing and painting because it gives me an opportunity to fully observe and appreciate the natural beauty of people and everyday objects. French academic artist William Bouguereau, Neoclassical painter Jean Auguste Ingres, and 20th Century Mexican painter Jesus Helguera are my sources of inspiration that have influenced and captivated me over the years. “The only things worth pursing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses” by Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite quotes; it resonates every time I need additional motivation to begin a new project.